M/Y Tip Top IV

A Tip Top experience in the Galapagos awaits!

The First Class yacht Tip Top IV was designed and constructed in 2006 to offer the highest level of security and comfort while cruising the Galapagos Islands.

The Tip Top Fleet offers the best possible service and Tip Top logistics and operation in the Galapagos Islands and during transit in Ecuador Mainland. Partnered with Lufthansa and part of Lufthansa City Center in Ecuador, you know you are in great hands when you book any of the Tip Top yachts.

The Tip Top IV is a beautiful yacht, which will provide speed, safety and plenty of amenities on board, so you can worry about more important things like what cocktail to choose to enjoy on the spacious and inviting sundeck.

On board, you will have a choice of two week-long itineraries, Option I and II. The Option I Itinerary heads west and visits Isabela, Fernandina in style and uninterrupted and includes visits to Genovesa and Floreana, truly remarkable. The Option II Itinerary heads to the Southern island of  Española where you can spot the magnificent albatross and to the Central Islands such as Bartholomew for spectacular views of the renowned Pinnacle Rock and to the  East visiting San Cristobal for some great snorkeling at Kicker Rock.

Connoisseur Tip: 

As usual, I would recommend taking a week-long itinerary, Option I to be exact. Why? Well the Option I – 8-day itinerary on the Tip Top IV is truly out of control, it visits 4 out of the 5 top islands in the Galapagos and will provide the most complete and diverse itinerary for you to truly enjoy the best the Galapagos has to offer!

Keep in mind that the Tip Top IV and the rest of the Tip Top fleet have some amazing last minute deals you can take advantage of, just inquire with your personal Connoisseur.

Get ready for a TIP TOP Galapagos Experience, aboard the Tip Top IV!

M/Y Tip Top IV: 4-day Option II- Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Suarez Point

PM – Española Island: Gardner Bay/ Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point

PM – San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock / Witch Hill


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Mosquera Islet / Transfer to Baltra Airport

M/Y Tip Top IV: 5-day Option II- Itinerary


Day 1:  (Monday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove


Day 2:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Chinese Hat

PM – Rabida Island


Day 3:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

PM – Bartholomew Island


Day 4:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – South Plazas Island


Day 5:  (Friday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

M/Y Tip Top IV: 8-day Option I- Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  North Seymour Island


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

PM – Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – Santiago Island: James Bay

PM – Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point

PM – Isabela Island: Espinosa Point


Day 5:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Tagus Cove

PM – Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay


Day 6:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

PM – Isabela Island: Moreno Point


Day 7:  (Thursday) 

AM – Floreana Island: Cormorant Point / Champion Islet

PM – Floreana Island: Baroness Lookout Point / Post Office Bay


Day 8:  (Friday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Twin Craters / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

M/Y Tip Top IV: 8-day Option II- Itinerary


Day 1:  (Friday) 

AM – Baltra Island Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat

PM –  Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin Research Station / Tortoise Breeding Center


Day 2:  (Saturday) 

AM – Española Island: Suarez Point

PM – Española Island: Gardner Bay/ Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet


Day 3:  (Sunday) 

AM – San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point

PM – San Cristobal Island: Kicker Rock / Witch Hill


Day 4:  (Monday) 

AM – Mosquera Islet

PM – Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove


Day 5:  (Tuesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Chinese Hat

PM – Rabida Island


Day 6:  (Wednesday) 

AM – Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

PM – Bartholomew Island


Day 7:  (Thursday) 

AM – Santa Fe Island

PM – South Plazas Island


Day 8:  (Friday) 

AM – Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach / Transfer to the Baltra Airport

Tip Top IV Rates

4 days

5 days

8 days

Lower Deck Cabins 1-6 (SGL) $ 4100 p.p. $ 5200 p.p. $ 7690 p.p.
Lower Deck Cabins 1-6 (DBL) $ 2865 p.p. $ 3560 p.p. $ 5105 p.p.
Upper Deck Cabins 7-10 (SGL) $ 4600 p.p. $ 5870 p.p. $ 8720 p.p.
Upper Deck Cabins 7-10 (DBL) $ 3175 p.p. $ 3970 p.p. $ 5750 p.p.
Charter (max 16 guests) $ 42,800 $ 52,800 $ 77,200

GUEST ACCOMMODATION:

Lower Deck:
6 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 1 to 6)

Upper Deck:
4 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 7 to 10)
Upon request, all the cabins can be used as king size berths (01 double bed).

CABINS:

16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins.

Each cabin has:

– Private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin, and vanity)
– Locker and drawers
– Safety box
– Air-conditioned

Social Areas (main deck)
– Bar
– Dining room
– Lounge
– Sun deck

Included

  • All meals and activities throughout the cruise
  • Bilingual National Park Guide
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Kayaks
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transfers airport/yacht/airport on the islands

Not included

  • $100 (Subject to change) Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Alcoholic beverages consumed onboard
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance
  • Wetsuit
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TIP TOP IV FAQs

Is the Tip Top IV a catamaran?

No, the Tip Top IV is a mono hull motor yacht.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

M/Y Tip Top IV

Trip Facts

  • Motor Yacht
  • First-Class
  • 16 guests
  • 125 ft
  • 25 ft
  • 12 knots
  • 7 crew members + 1 bilingual guide
  • II/III Level
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